In the world of commerce, there are many places that you can go for a particular good or service. This is especially true in the world of firearms. It can be difficult to know where to go, what retailers have higher markups than others, what kind of selection they have, who has the most experience, and what the overall best buying experience will be. We did the research so you don’t have to! Without further ado, I give you the top 5 AZ gun stores.
Top 5 AZ Gun Stores
- AZ Guns
Coming in at the #1 spot on the list is AZ Guns. This store is incredible. It has the best prices in the valley, as well as one of the best selections, one could argue, anywhere. They stock all things from long range rifles to easily concealable handguns and all sorts of ammo to match. Their staff is top of the line and the owner is very involved in the goings on to make sure that every single customer leaves satisfied. Whether you’re a first time buyer or a 20 year shooting veteran doing custom builds, this is absolutely the best location with the best prices, service, and knowledge. I could not recommend it highly enough and it most certainly does deserve the top spot on this countdown list.
- Healy America’s Firearm Provider
Healy was certainly in contention for the top spot on this list. Their prices are competitive, their service is great, and their staff is knowledgeable. They treat every customer with respect and dignity, no matter what level of shooting skill you are. They’ll take the time to make sure you’re getting what you need for your specific purposes and will get you outfitted with everything that you need to maintain it. Its a smooth customer experience and is definitely worth the #2 spot.
- Merchant Firearms
Merchant Firearms is a mainstay for a lot of people and has had a pretty consistent customer base since they’ve opened. Their atmosphere is nice and their staff is approachable, which is definitely something, considering the reputation of your “typical gun shop.” They’re very knowledgable and very well stocked in an assortment of firearms, ammo, and accessories. Their prices are fair and the owner will takes steps to fix issues between the customer and store. There have been some instances of employees acting inappropriately or rudely towards customers, but these are dealt with accordingly once brought to the attention of the higher management. Worth the look and very deserving of this list’s #3 spot.
- Bear Arms Firearms
Bear Arms is a shop that has a decent selection and a pretty fair location in the northern end of Scottsdale. They keep well stocked with a wide array of firearms from different manufacturers and are knowledgeable about their product. However, it is to be noted that their selection tends to lean towards the side of handguns over rifles. There have been past reports of unsatisfactory customer service and two toned sales techniques (hyping a product at point of sale and then stating its lack of quality after), but for each unsatisfied customer, there’s a smattering of happy ones. Definitely worth a look to see for yourself.
- Arizona Firearms Collectibles & Pawn
This retailer is a good place to go if you have firearms that you’re looking to sell or trade in. Primarily a second hand location, the stock and condition varies piece to piece, but you’ll be able to find some good buys here. Staff is pretty friendly and well mannered, but some customers warn of less than ideal repairs and to be careful of the GB auctions. All in all, a good buying experience for someone who’s looking to pick up a firearm second hand for a backup piece, or just to try something out. That’s why this place makes it to #5 on our list.